Thursday, January 24, 2013

1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta

Also known as Delta Force, this unit operates as one of the US Military's "Tier One" Special Mission Units.  While the unit is still secretive, their exploits are not, and you can read about them here.

I am working on a few small units for my Seek Out, Close With, & Destroy games taking place in Somalia in 1993, Iraq, and A-Stan in modern day.  The Delta operators pictured here are in 1993 kit and based on Osprey drawings, photos, and of course pictures from the movie "Blackhawk Down."

They wear the famous Pro-Tec "hockey helmets" and sport black small arms vests along with lightened gear.  They will supplement my Mogadishu Ranger platoon for Blackhawk Down scenarios and also will unfortunately have to play my Green Beret troopers from the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan from the Force on Force OEF book.  Enjoy!
knowing the reputation of the Delta guys, I painted the collar sticking out.  They would more than likely reject neck guards and likely wouldn't have need for them anyways.

Not totally happy with how they turned out but they aren't too bad I guess.

light kit for going into the Olympic hotel, grabbing the target, and getting out.

The 2 other guys.

Delta Team Leader.  

Surprise!  US Navy SEAL figure as well.  I converted a Caesar fig with the Barrett Sniper head.  The excess flash was used as a desert Shemagh.  Brilliant!!!  

He wears either woodland or US Multi-Cam whichever you like.  Will be used in my modern Afghanistan scenarios.

I am working on a small contingent of SEALS for my Sha-i-kot valley scenarios as well.


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    1. Thanks, Gowan. From what I've heard, they really are in SOWW&D as well as Force on Force. They almost always pass Guts and Morale check rolls, and have much better accuracy than regular troops.

      I can't wait for them to take on an army of mahdi fanatics.

      After reading the wiki article on their training, I would expect them to have excellent marksmanship given all of the rounds they fire!!!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. Next batch I hope comes out better than these guys! But they were a sorely needed unit in my collection.

  3. I agree with everyone else :D
    These look very nice, I especially like the helmet conversions.

    1. Thanks, Ben! You know well these guys were Caesar - I just trimmed down the helmets to make the "Mitch" helmets like the Delta guys wear.

      I got the inspiration from your conversions!! I thought you might especially like the SEAL with the Shemagh on!

  4. Nice work Steve. Those guys look like they mean business,

    1. Thank you, Michael. I have heard the Delta guys in seek out close with and destroy games are pretty formidable. That's why I only painted up 4! Thanks for commenting!